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ˈɛərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrnair·borne

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. airborneadjective

    moved or conveyed by or through air


  1. airborneadjective

    in flight; flying; -- said of an airplane.

  2. airborneadjective

    (Mil.) carried directly to the site of battle by aircraft; -- said of combat troops, as, an airborne division.


  1. airbornenoun

    Military infantry intended to be transported by air and delivered to the battlefield by parachute or helicopter.

  2. airborneadjective

    In or carried by the air.

    Airborne pollen can aggravate allergies.

  3. airborneadjective

    In flight.

  4. Etymology: Attested since the 1640s;


  1. airborne

    Airborne refers to something that is transported or carried through the air. This could include things like particles, dust, gases, microbes, or even entire objects such as planes, birds or pollen. In a medical context, it can refer to diseases that are spread through tiny pathogens in the air.


  1. Airborne

    Airborne is a 1993 American comedy-drama film centered around inline skating, starring Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad, Jacob Vargas and a then-unknown Jack Black.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. airborne

    1. In relation to personnel, troops especially trained to effect, following transport by air, an assault debarkation, either by parachuting or touchdown. 2. In

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airborne in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airborne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of airborne in a Sentence

  1. John Verrico:

    These tests are designed to gather data about how airborne material will travel through subway systems and the trains and how quickly they will move.

  2. Van Kerkove said.Read MoreShe:

    We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of Covid-19, as well as droplet. We've looked at fomites. We've looked at fecal oral. We've looked at mother to child. We've looked at animal to human, of course as well.

  3. Al Shabaab:

    Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen carried out the airborne operation as a retribution for the crimes committed by the coalition of Western crusaders and their intelligence agencies against the Muslims of Somalia.

  4. Euan Graham:

    It was an airborne middle finger to Trump and Xi before they sit down for their summit.

  5. Tad Gerlinger:

    I also spent 5 years on airborne status, serving as the surgeon for service members in some of our most elite military units, so I have seen firsthand the intensity of their training.

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